Nassau County
Soil & Water Conservation District

Working Together for Healthy Soils and Clean Water

Soil and Water Conservation districts are local units of government that develop, manage, and direct natural resource programs at the local level.  The Nassau County Soil and Water Conservation District, which has been in existence since 1977, has been providing county residents assistance for over 40 years.

Please explore our website and consider becoming an active member of your District.

Notice Board

The Nassau County Soil & Water Conservation District will be hosting its next board meeting on Friday, July 22nd, 2022 at 10:00 inside Nassau Hall, located inside the Muttontown Preserve at 1864 Muttontown Road, Syosset 11791.  Please call (516) 364-5860 or email Derek Betts for meeting information.

Nassau County SEPTIC Program
Long Island Regional Envirothon

Contact us


Derek Betts

     District Manager


Olivia Calandra

      Conservation Technician


Sean Rooney

     Conservation Technician


Tom Parisi

     Conservation Technician

Learn more about Nassau County SWCD's recent initiatives

Recent Projects 

Native and Invasive Species Education

Long Island is home to many native bat species. Nassau County SWCD recently planted a Bat Box in Pond Park, Great Neck Estates as a part of our Native and Invasive and Native Species Education and Outreach Program.

Once established this will provide a vital habitat for native Little Brown Bats (Myotis lucifugus). Native bat species help control populations of mosquito, beetles and other pests, a single little brown bat can catch 600 mosquitoes in just one hour! Bats also help with pollination.

Permeable Pavement 

The Nassau County Soil & Water Conservation district helped install Permeable Pavement at the Bayville Community Center. 

This project was made possible due to a grant from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation. Permeable pavement allows for the infiltration of storm water and helps protect an area from flooding. Ground water infiltration is especially important on Long Island as we rely on our underground aquifers being recharged. 

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